U.S. President Joe Biden (center) and first lady Jill Biden (left) speak with a priest as they leave St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware, on June 19. U.S. Roman Catholic bishops issued a challenge on June 18 to President Biden over his support for abortion rights, agreeing to draft a statement on the meaning of Holy Communion which could potentially be used to deny the sacred rite to the U.S. leader.

ROME — President Joe Biden received Communion at St. Patrick’s Church during Saturday Vigil Mass on Oct. 30, a day after saying Pope Francis told him he should continue to partake in the sacrament, despite the opposition of some conservatives in the U.S. upset with his position on abortion.

Biden and his wife, Jill, visited the English-speaking church that is the main place of worship for the American Catholic community in Rome and is located near the U.S. Embassy. The president stopped in between events at the Group of 20 world leaders’ summit taking place in the city last weekend.

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Following advise from the Pope or "conservatives" opinion's will have no bearing on our eternity. Only a personal relationship with Jesus matters. Romans 6:23

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